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Up Next in Colored Gel Photography Part 1 Studio Portraiture

  • Introducing the Look

    Move into a whole new look, the Gelled Beauty. Go back to the the studio and listen as photographer, Jake Hicks, breaks down the elements of what goes into making the Gelled Beauty look. In this composition, hear about the importance of makeup, monochromatic color, creating skin texture, the usag...

  • Key Light

    In the Gelled Beauty setup, change from a black to white background. Begin the layered, step by step build up process for lighting the set. Begin setup with the key light, focusing on position, angle, distance from the model, paying attention to the subject's eyes and jaw line. Evaluate the dista...

  • Fill Light

    In the second step of lighting a Gelled Beauty portrait, add a silver umbrella to create specular highlights and contrast. Leverage the ease of use on an umbrella with a gel, compared to a softbox, creating soft light. Understand the position of lighting in relationship to the model and other lig...